Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Enjoy the Moment

My oldest son is constantly asking "Then what?"  or "What's next?"  He wants a play by play of every minute of every day.  He often gets so consumed with what is coming that he doesn't enjoy what we are doing right then.  I find that I am often guilty of this.  I am not asking, "What's next?", but I do find myself thinking, "I wish..."  Or "I can't wait until..."

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave this talk  in October of 2012 at General Conference.  He talked about riding bikes with his wife and how he would focus on who was going to "win".  His wife would say, "It's not a race.  It's a journey.  Enjoy the moment."  He goes on to say, "There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it."  I feel like these wise words are some I need to take to heart and life my life in a way where I can recognize and appreciate all I have been blessed with and the joy that I can experience in the small things that happen each day.

Sometimes I get quite wrapped up in breaking up fights between my sons, or letting other things bog me down.  I think I need to strive better to enjoy each moment I am in and remember that my children will grow and be gone before I know it.  I often tell my son to just enjoy what he is doing right now which is why I put this quote next to a picture of him.  I hope to strive to follow these words and my own advice.

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